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Star Wars Episode 7 Rumors: Return of Mace Windu? Is Han and Leia's Daughter the Main Character? (VIDEO)

By Charlie Connell c.connell@hngn.com | Jul 07, 2013 12:43 AM EDT

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An Imperial Stormtrooper applauds after hearing that his fellow Irish countryman Daniel Day-Lewis may be in the new "Star Wars" film. (Photo : Reuters)

Very little is known about what the plot will be when J.J. Abrams gives the world his take on "Star Wars." Despite the lack of information fans, and some actors, are eagerly trying to figure out who is going to be in the movie and what it will be about, according to FashionnStyle.com.

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What we know is that Episode VII will take place after the destruction of the second Death Star seen in "Return of the Jedi," which means that we should be safe from a potential reappearance of Jar Jar Binks. A recent casting call has some thinking that the main character will be the teenage daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia, according to WhatCulture.com.

After a recent open casting call for Episode VII was made public speculation began over who exactly each character would be. It is thought that a call for a "late-teen female, independent, good sense of humor, fit" was referring to Jaina Solo, Han and Leia's daughter in the Expanded Universe,* according to WhatCulture.com.

"In the Expanded Universe, Han and Leia have a kid named Jaina Solo," Rebecca Kulik wrote on WhatCulture.com. "She's a pilot-Jedi, and she's pretty cool, actually. At the moment she's the only surviving Solo kid, so she's pretty independent."

While speaking at the Sydney Supanova pop culture convention Carrie Fisher shared some of her potential plot ideas for the new film. If Episode VII follows any of her ideas it is destined to be a train wreck, it's abundantly clear that the actress who is expected to return as Leia was joking in her comments, reports Yahoo.

"Han Solo and I have been unhappily married for many years," Fisher said. "And so we speak through the wookiees and use a translator. There's also a lot of shopping because there's cool things to buy and giant planets that are shopping malls. Alderaan means shopping mall, by the way."

Samuel L. Jackson has also been caught talking about the upcoming Episode VII recently on the "Graham Norton Show." The last time we saw Jackson's Mace Windu was in Episode III as he was thrown out a very, very high window for what we assumed was certain death. Jackson thinks otherwise, reports Hypable.com.

"I want to be in 'Star Wars' now too, in J.J.'s 'Star Wars,'" Jackson said on the Graham Norton show. "I mean, come on. Jedi fall from incredible heights and a lot of them have lived with one hand. I think I could handle it."

This is not the first time that Jackson has expressed interest in once again throwing on the robe and grabbing his light saber that said "Bad Motherf**ker" on it. Jackson told E! News in December that he didn't care how he gets in the movie as long as he gets in.

"It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I'm dead and we'll find out what happened to Mace Windu," Jackson said. "I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that's still around that didn't actually die. I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don't care. I just want to stay associated with the franchise."

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*The "Expanded Universe" is a reference to the incredible amount of books, comics, video games, cartoons etc. that used the original three films as a launching pad to continue telling stories of the beloved characters. 

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